Working at Home – An Excerpt From Our HomeBizBook

So, you think you want to work at home?  Go back, (maybe way back) to your school days.  How did you do on your homework assignments?  Were they always done without any distractions, always submitted on time?  Or, if you have taken an on-line course, you have probably already faced some of the problems with home-based working environments. Home workers must schedule their time carefully to meet employer or client commitments.  Since being home denotes a more casual approach to things, scheduling cannot drop by the wayside.  Children, spouse and neighbors have different notions of managing your time….since you are home they think you are available any time they need you.  So, the first thing you have to become aware of is how to let people know what your work hours are and that except for predetermined emergency-like situations, you cannot be interrupted for anything except golf, tennis or skiing.  Or lunch – if they’re buying (just kidding). You also must face the challenges of your personal organizational skills before you venture into home business.  If you do not schedule time for work, family and housekeeping at the present time – before venturing into homework environments – you won’t be able to structure a homework schedule very well.  The only thing you’ll have is more time to execute a badly organized schedule.  Organization is either a natural or acquired skill, so if you aren’t well organized, it is not hopeless, you can learn how to be efficient. Then, you need to think about whether you are the type that would work better for an employer or if you have...

Time Management Tip

It seems the days, weeks and months get shorter and shorter and we never have time to get everything we need to done.  Med-Certification.com students in pretty intensive training courses asked us about gauging things so they can finish in a reasonable amount of time and get into the work force.  We put together a kind of a priority list which goes like this. Time management is about a plan of action, the ability to prioritize responsibilities, handle family matter, and constant interruptions.  An ìaction listî is a good way to begin to figure out how to do it.  Briefly, it goes like this.  Set up a daily diary ñ handwritten or on a computer. The diary lists the stuff you have to do whether now or in the future.  Then write a time management list every morning or night, and make it a habit. The 80/20 rules is that 80% of things on your time management list will produce 20% of the results and 20% of the list will produce 80% of the results. A key element of time management training is to always remember this rule and work on the key areas that produce the important results (these are the priorities).  Soon, the list will have mostly the important things. Allow time for changes in the daily schedule, emergencies and unscheduled things will always happen. Be realistic in trying to allocate each task a start time and finish time. Group similar tasks together for momentum and remember to carry forward items from one day to the other (only if they are important and must be handled). It’s...

Why Set Up Your Own Business?

Why set up your own business? Good question. Here’s food for thought. Are the rich really different? Thomas J. Stanley and William Danko wrote a book called The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy. In interviews, the questions and answers were surprising. The main question was: Do you sincerely want to be rich? If your answer is “yes,” then heed Mr. Stanley and Dank’s advice. They tell of the who the rich really are and the way the rich really live. Take this quick test: Do you spend more than you earn? Buy a new car every few years? Live in a ritzy neighborhood you can barely afford? Pay a lot to Uncle Sam? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then compared to you, the rich are very different. Believe it or not, many of America’s rich didn’t inherit their wealth; they earned it – in entrepreunurial businesses. In fact, a large majority of the truly wealthy don’t live on Park Avenue; most millionaires live in average neighborhoods. The authors gleaned their information from more than 20 years of research on people with a net worth of more than $1 million. Stanley was asked to give some insight into the book and share ideas on how the “ordinary guy” can imitate the patterns of the rich. Interviewer: Anyone can pick out a millionaire – they’re the ones in the new foreign cars, living in big houses in ritzy neighborhoods. No one like that lives next door to me, so shouldn’t your book be titled: The Millionaire Next Door to Someone Else? Stanley: Not...

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Time Management Training

Time Management Training Good time management skills are about many things, prioritizing, managing interruptions, avoiding procrastination, etc. But time management really starts with having a plan of action which clearly states the tasks you are hoping to complete on any given day—otherwise known as a to do list. An action list is first, outlining the actions you are going to take to achieve your tasks on a daily basis. Time management training will always speak of the importance of planning your work and working your plan. Key points for getting into the habit of writing and managing the list: Before writing a list as part of your time management skills, you should always check your diary for that day, as if you use effective diary control to make appointments with yourself for the tasks you need to carry out, there will always be daily entries in the diary. This is a starting point for a regimen of organization that eliminates clutter from the mind. Remember the 80/20 principle; 80% of things on your time management list will produce 20% of the results and 20% of the list will produce 80% of the results. A key element of time management training is to always remember this rule and work on the key areas that produce the important results. So, first thing to do is Make your list Get yourself in to the habit of writing a time management list every day, try to write the list at the same time daily so as it forms a habit. Some will do the time management list first thing in the morning while...